Ten young people prepare themselves for their absolute yes to Christ (2/4)
Each year, as established by the Constitutions of the Augustinian Recollects, the General Secretariat of Spirituality and Formation organizes the course of Special upcoming preparation for those religious of the entire Order who wish to cast their vows in an absolute manner, and to become part of the goal of the charismatic aspects of the Augustinian Recollects, as specified in the Training itinerary Agustino-Recoleta -IFAR-.
This year’s team is formed by three friars of the Order: José Gabriel Rodríguez , Kenneth Wave and Javier Monroy, they will accompany the professed of temporary vows Antonio Max Oliveira , Fernando Ferreira , Pedro Santos da Silva , Hugo Badilla , Héctor Molina , Jordan Tijerino , Cristito Rey Pulga , Virgilio Cruz Calalang Jr , Ingemar Darío Durán and John Eduard Olarte the course lasts six weeks.
The first week began with three dynamics of integration and knowledge of religious life. Javier Monroyused these fun dynamics exercises to highlight three basic points of religious life: sharing and listening to what is important for me and for the other, originality in religious life and multiculturalism.
Then, the first day concluded with this question: What makes us Augustinian Recollects?In this question it will be expanded throughout the six weeks.
During the first two week this course addressed two important topics: wisdom of interiority and the wisdom of ecclesiality.
In the first week the Augustinian Recollect friar Carlos González, trainer of the Saint Augustine Formation house in Las Rozas, Madrid, made a Workshop on interiority. The speaker highlighted the importance of silence, the risks of remaining outside and superficiality; He also stressed the importance of moving abroad from the inside and the charitable relationship with the brothers from the encounter with God.
After four days of deliberating interiority, Fray Carlos thanked the young friars for their interest and participation, and of which, he said, he felt fulfilled.
In the second week fray Kenneth Honda, trainer of the simple professed in the Province of Saint Ezequiel Moreno, in the Philippines, gave four talks on the Wisdom of ecclesiality. The first day began with a video showing the vision and mission of the Order of Augustinian Recollects and then the first of the four guidelines of this dimension of the Augustinian Recollect charism was addressed: the sense of belonging to the Church. The other three were the Church: our Mother, the priestly ministry as a service and the meaning of the Collection.
In the following weeks will continue to build the objective of the course: a personal project of life, aiming at the growth in the points that base and build the Augustinian Recollect religious.